Chiesa della Madonna Assunta
The monumental Church of the Madonna dell'Assunta overlooks the main square of Civezzano.
The Church of the Madonna dell'Assunta, at Civezzano, is undoubtedly one of oldest and most celebrated churches of the Trentino region. Some of its Renaissance architectural features, such as the capitals and portals, and Late Gothic features, such as the ground plan, vaulted ceiling and triumphal arch, are of great interest. The church is first mentioned around 1240, but Cardinal Bernardo di Cles had it rebuilt around 1531 by the so-called Comacino Masters, and considerably increased the fame of the town and of the miraculous Madonna worshipped there.
The building features slender vertical lines, a double-pitched copper-covered roof, large Gothic tracery windows and a soaring 64 metre high pointed bell-tower. The main façade features an unusually high pediment and a rose window with stained glass. The portal shapes a sort of porch with relief medallions of the Emperors Ferdinand I and Charles V. The flamboyant Gothic style thrives indoor, with a precious cycle of frescos on the apse showing scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary; furnishings include some paintings by renowned painter Bassano. The Treasury with its artistic silverware is a must.